Senior Logistics Manager

Posted 5 months ago


Responsible for all aspects of the logistics supply chain, development and optimisation of site logistics solutions to meet the needs of the project. The logistics manager will be required to manage the movement of people, goods and equipment at the construction site and control site facilities management. The construction logistics and workshops manager should ensure that the construction team is fully aware of logistics activities in support of the build program as well as manage day to day operations in the workshop.



  • Plan site set-up to move labour, plant, and materials around site efficiently (eg. hoarding, gates, site accommodation, cranes, hoists, security, temporary services, material delivery and waste management strategy, catering)
  • Plan internal and external logistics routes through the project phases focusing on separation of vehicles, machinery and people. Lay down areas and offloading points
  • Pre-plan the usage of key assets such as hoists to ensure planned assets meet the needs of the program


  • Create a secure site
  • Responsible for all traffic management internally and externally, weighbridges and road network cleanliness.
  • Manage installation of site accommodation and manage these facilities
  • Create operational procedures and method statements
  • Organise site inductions, ensure induction records are securely stored.
  • Create a schedule of logistics meetings and ensure logistics is represented at site meetings.

Supply chain management

  • Describe the characteristics of the site, including site access /egress, storage capacity and arrangement by programme, labour, hoists, cranes etc
  • Use the description to produce daily, weekly and long term movements plans
  • Understand procurement arrangements
  • Control materials in and out of site.
  • Plan and integrate with key contractors to meet the needs of the planned programme and de-confliction of onsite space and time where appropriate.
  • Assist in the evaluation of potential logistic suppliers and appropriate delivery management booking systems.
  • Ability to manage sub-contractors to deliver their package of goods or services
  • Variation control and early communication of foreseeable change
  • Commercial/contract basic understanding
  • Utilise business management system procedures

Programme support

  • Embrace a delivery-focused culture.
  • Organise resources to enable contract deadlines to be achieved.
  • Organise resources to work additional hours as required to meet project deadlines (eg extended site hours if required by client).
  • Responsible for ensuring logistics activities are not a constraining factor on the program, where deemed unavoidable ensuring the issues are communicated in order that de-confliction can occur.

Delivery management

  • Select a delivery management technique, process and system
  • Provide logistics instruction to all project suppliers
  • Manage all movements to and from site and keeping associated records.
  • Enforce the full use of the organisation’s delivery management system.
  • Plan to and maximise load capacity on all vehicles arriving at site were possible, ensure suppliers use appropriate vehicles for delivery.
  • Ensure that drivers and vehicles meet the required standards before being accepted to site.

Fleet Management

  • Specifying and managing plant and equipment
  • Maintain an asset register of all equipment
  • Ensure vehicles and plant are operated safely by trained personnel and in a legally compliant manner
  • Ensure all equipment is inspected, maintained and tested to agreed frequencies
  • Have a knowledge of hoists and cranes, and create and agree booking system to manage their capacity.

Workshop management

  • Manage day to day operations in the workshop
  • Co-ordinate resources and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure after sales service is delivered on time, at the required standard and to Customer’s satisfaction
  • Develop Standard Operating procedures for the workshop
  • Co-ordinate resources, schedules and activities to effectively manage work flow
  •  Implement housekeeping standards
  • Monitor and maintain safety regulations and standards in the workshop
  • Develop controls to minimize shrinkage, theft and wastage

Staff management

  • Guide, lead, and direct subordinate staff so that they can achieve the objectives set for them as well as understand and align with the strategic direction and goals of the parent company
  • Monitor and manage performance of subordinate staff in compliance with the Performance Management policy and processes
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff as appropriate to improve performance
  • Practise sound labour relations within the approved conditions of service regarding staff
  • Ensure consistent implementation and compliance of subordinate staff to Khato Civils policies, procedures and practices
  • Maintain a critical mass of staff ensuring effective staff retention
  • Establish a positive work context for subordinate staff.


  • Degree/ Diploma in Logistics
  • At least 7 year in construction/Built environment
  • 3 years’ workshop experience
  • Staff management and relevant labour legislation
  • Understanding of workshop environments
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Knowledge of relevant company policies, processes and procedures
  • Computer skills with a good knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience with WTP, Water Retaining, Pumpstaions, Resevoirs and Pipeline.
  • Valid Driver’s license is essential
  • Salary: To be negotiated


  • Communication skills, Interpersonal skills
  • Planning skills
  • Problem solving
  • External awareness
  • Computer literate
  • Decision making
  • Team player 
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Word ,Ms Outlook, MS Excel, etc


If you are not contacted as a short listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

Candidates are invited to submit a CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s licence (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered. 

Closing Date: 1 March 2024

Advert Reference No: KC-SnrCM

Completed applications or e-mailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

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